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Briggate at night, painting by Pete Lapish

Subject ID:
City Centre
Subject Year:
Pete Lapish paintings
Class number:
LEO 8817
Briggate at night, painting by Pete Lapish
c1935. Atmospheric painting by Pete Lapish showing Briggate at night around the year 1935, a scene which was memorable to the artist from his own childhood a little later. The painting depicts a cold, wet and windy day with suspended hanging lights bouncing light and shadows off the buildings. There is not much traffic on the road apart from trams, which could be heard approaching from a distance, with rumbling from the wheels and whining from the overhead wiring, which also gave intermittent flashing. The image shows trams on routes 1 and 3, with a further tram in the distance. More of Pete Lapish's images can be seen on his website www.petelapish.art

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